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San Juan Fuengirola 2018

The Chiringuitos will again be an important part of the San Juan Celebration in Fuengirola this year. In addition there is a small fair in the El Boquetillo area starting on Thursday 21. June

San Juan is celebrated on June 23 every year and in Fuengirola people usually gather around bonfires on the beaches. There are many Spanish traditions to be seen at the beach on San Juan. Jumping over the bonfire is one of them. At midnight all the Spaniards walk backwards into the water.

You can read more about the Spanish San Juan traditions here:
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There is also a great fireworks ar midnight, visible from all the beaches.

At the Chiringuitos (beach restaurants) there will be live music and they will offer grilled sardines + drinks for five euros in the evening of 23 June and all day 24th of June. Visitors arriving a Chiringuitos dressed in white will get a free welcome drink.

Fuengirola is also hosting a hosting a small fair in the El Boquetillo area, between Estadio Elola and Mercado de la Avda de Mijas, with live music and dance performances. The Verbena San Juan starts on Thursday 21. June at 10 p.m. and finishes on Sunday 24. June.


Programme for the Verbena. Click to enlarge


Jumping over a bonfire is one of the Spanish traditions.

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